Medvedev, who is currently ranked as one of the finest tennis players in the world, will be contesting in his first tournament since losing in the Australian Open finals to Rafael Nadal. He was defeated by Nadal in a dramatic five-set encounter, 6-2 7-6 4-6 4-6 5-7. The World No. 2 had originally planned to play at the Rotterdam Open, but withdrew due to exhaustion. After a few weeks of recuperation, the Russian is likely to be in a better mental and physical state. If Medvedev wins the championship in Acapulco, he will have a chance to become the World No. 1 for the first time.
Benoit Paire’s best result this year came in the third round of the Australian Open. In his first match, he beat Thiago Monteiro, then upset Grigor Dimitrov in the second round before falling to Stefanos Tsitsipas. Paire returns in Mexico after a disappointing showing on the South American clay circuit, when he lost in the first round of all three events he entered. With the exception of his run in Melbourne, the Frenchman has lost in the first round of every tournament he has entered this season.
Daniil Medvedev vs Benoit Paire: Head to Head
Medvedev has won both of their previous meetings, with Medvedev leading the head-to-head 2-0. In their most recent meeting, he won in straight sets at the 2019 Cincinnati Open 7-6, 6-1.
Daniil Medvedev vs Benoit Paire: Prediction
Medvedev will be the heavy favourite to win this match based on his recent performances. Paire is now on a four-match losing run, and it’s doubtful that he’ll be able to break it against the Russian. The Russian also has an additional edge of having played against Paire before, making it easier for him. Expect a comfortable opening-round win for Medvedev as he is set to take on Benoit Paire at the 2022 ATP Apulco Open.
Prediction: Medvedev to win in straight sets.
Daniil Medvedev vs Benoit Paire: Live Stream Details
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